§ MR. STANLEY LEIGHTON (Shropshire, Oswestry)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he can give any hopes of relieving farmers from the payment of Duty on the Beer which they brew for the use of their own labourers, such beer being a part of the working expenses of their farms?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir WILLIAM HARCOURT) (Derby)
, in reply, said, that as the beer given by farmers to their labourers was in the nature of a payment in kind, it was practically a sale of beer. Under those circumstances, he could hold out no hope of the duty being taken off.